Ethnicity and dementia along with other related mental disorders have had a significant impact on our elder community. For more information on the impact of specific ethnic groups in the United States, please see the links below.
Dementia is a progressive brain disorder that causes the loss of multiple intellectual functions (e.g. memory, judgment, language, planning) and produces severe impairment in social and occupational functioning. Dementia may also be associated with depression, anxiety, behavior and personality changes. To learn more about dementia please visit the Dementia section of the website.